Horse-drawn wagons to pass through DexterPublished 4:37pm Monday, June 17, 2013
Dexter will take a step back in time on June 21 when the 2013 Friendship Wagon Train rides through town.
Rain or shine, a group of horse-drawn wagons carrying about 100 people are traveling at 3 1⁄2 miles per hour from one town to the next for one week. The wagon train, which rides through Dexter as part of its trail, will collect donations for Camp Winnebago, located just outside of Caledonia, Minn.
Camp Winnebago runs several one-week summer camps for children and adults with developmental disabilities, providing them the opportunity to share in outdoor activities. In past years, the Friendship Wagon Train has raised more than $30,000 during the week’s journey, and the group hopes to be just as successful this year.
Individual, business, and group donations are accepted all along the route.
The public is invited to meet the Wagon Train participants when they pass through. For more information, contact John Davis, wagon master, at 507-365-8064 before Wednesday.